“I have given enough. I have given beauty”
The former Charmed actor then went on to call out her publicists, managers and the audience of the event, for being complicit.
She then called upon bookseller Barnes and Noble to apologise for the “assault”.
Upset at the bookstore
Earlier this week, a transgender activist, passionately told McGowan, “Trans women are dying, and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women.
“We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often.
“There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks [away]. I have been followed home.”
McGowan responded civilly at first saying, “So have I. So have I. So have I. We’re the same. My point was: we are the same,
“There’s an entire show called ID channel, a network, dedicated 24 hours a day to women getting abused, murdered, sexualised and violated, and you are too, sister.
“It’s the same.”
However, when the activist responded that McGowan had done “nothing for” trans women and labelled as a cis white feminist, McGowan lost her cool.
Watch the video here
Here is the full video of @rosemcgowan shouting down a trans woman, saying that she is resentful that she gets told she has white privilege and cis privilege, and to shut up and sit down.
Trigger warning: she’s a full out unapologetic raging racist transphobic white woman. pic.twitter.com/PdRnLtQc2K
— Caelan Conrad?️ (@CaelanConrad) February 2, 2018
Taking to Twitter, McGowan, 44, wrote, “I am canceling upcoming public appearances because I have given enough. I have given beauty, in return I was VERBALLY ASSAULTED for two full minutes
@BNBuzz by an actor paid to verbally assault a woman who has been terrorized by your system. And no ONE in that room did anything
“And everyone from my publicists, t assistants, managers and every person sitting in their chairs frozen by their weakness, a weakness called COMPLICITY. The truth is you all failed me. Again. And again. And again.
“I would like an apology from the manager of the Union Square
@BNUnionSquareNY and all security people, and the audience, who did nothing and let the paid verbal assault of an assaulted woman happen. Cool?”